‘Soaring higher’: Aviation minister says domestic flight operations picking up

Civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri on Wednesday said domestic flight operations were picking up as the centre has allowed flights’ capacity to increase to 60 percent.

“Soaring Higher! Domestic Operations on 3rd September 2020, Day 103 till 2359 hrs. Departures stood at 1156 with 1,20,388 passengers handled and arrivals ar1156 with 1,20,269 passengers handled,” Puri tweeted.

He added that the footfall at airports stood at 2,40,657 with total number of flyers at 1,20,388.

“When we resumed civil aviation operations, the country witnessed domestic traffic of around 30,000 passengers and now slowly it has increased to nearly 120,000 passengers,” Puri had said at a press conference on Wednesday.

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